Canaries (4 years)
Unique, age-appropriate learning experiences are the framework of Educational Playcare's pre-kindergarten Canaries program, with exposure to science, math, arts, language, and other skills. Some of the skills your child will be working on in the Pre-K program include participating in teacher-led group activities, managing transitions and following rules and routines. They will also be working to develop skills in areas such as counting, sorting, creating patterns and identifying some printed words.
Developing literacy skills in preparation for Kindergarten is one of the primary goals of our Pre-K program. To reach this goal, we infuse math and/or literacy activities into each of the Connecticut learning centers. We also engage in circle time each day during which we learn about the theme for the week, share stories and songs and expand our learning as a group. Each child is expected to participate in circle time for a minimum of 20 minutes per day. The ability to remain focused and sustain attention will help prepare them for Kindergarten.
In this developmental preschool program for 4-year-olds, communication between parents and staff is recommended. Parents, daily, are given the opportunity to disclose their child's sleeping patterns, eating schedule, special events to share with the group, general disposition and any special needs for the day. Informative bulletin boards, in each classroom, display the curriculum calendar for the week, menus, notices and other important information. A "daily sheet" explains, in further detail, each of the day's activities, projects and discussions.